Representative for Children and Youth

Supports children, youth and families who need help in dealing with the child welfare system, and advocates for changes to the system itself.


  • Advocates on behalf of children and youth (birth to 19 years old) to ensure services meet their needs.
  • Also advocates for improvements to the system of services for children, youth and their families.
  • Initiates reviews and investigates government agencies that provide services to children in BC


  • Independently reviews and investigates deaths and critical injuries of children and youth receiving services, with an emphasis on preventing children and youth from being harmed in any way.
  • Also has the power to release reports that are independent of government approval and that uniquely focus on the child welfare system.


  • Holds the system of care to account by conducting independent audits, and monitoring and reviewing government services.
  • Has the power to investigate a child's critical injury or death.

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Address / Contact Info

400 - 1019 Wharf Street Victoria, BCV8W 2Y9
Stn Prov Govt
Box 9207
Victoria, BC
V8W 9J1

Phone Numbers

Toll-free: 1-800-476-3933
Phone: (250) 356-6710
Fax: (250) 356-0837

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This program was last updated on: 20 Dec 2020.